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Offline Internet: Deliver Instruction Anywhere


No internet? No Problem!

As technology changes, adult educators find they need more tools and options in their technological toolkits especially as adult education services expand through consortia and community partnerships.

This workshop showcases how using a ‘hotspot’ device can help to deliver materials to learners in these situations. By introducing and demonstrating educational resources for download to use offline “RACHEL” (Remote Area Community Hotspot for Education and Learning) provides a “copy of the internet” through free Open Educational Resources curated across the web. The flexibility of the small hotspot device also allows teachers to upload their own resources and make them available to learners in classrooms or remote spaces that have limited access to the internet. This workshop will explore a RACHEL device and discuss possible local options of how your agency or teachers could use this low cost device helping all users gain critical digital literacy skills.


1.5 hours




Basic computer skills, ability to navigate the internet.
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OTAN activities are funded by contract CN180031 from the Adult Education Office, in the Career & College Transition Division, California Department of Education, with funds provided through Federal P.L., 105-220, Section 223. However, OTAN content does not necessarily reflect the position of that department or the U.S. Department of Education.